pubescence

noun pu·bes·cence \ pyü-ˈbe-sᵊn(t)s \

Definition of pubescence

1 :the quality or state of being pubescent
2 :a pubescent covering or surface

First Known Use of pubescence

15th century


Medical Dictionary

pubescence

noun pu·bes·cence \ pyü-ˈbes-ᵊn(t)s \

medical Definition of pubescence

:the quality or state of being pubescent :puberty

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